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News Briefs for August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019

•WhistlePig 18, Michter’s Toasted Barrel Sour Mash, and new whiskies from Buffalo Trace, Writer’s Tears, and Glen Moray are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest whiskey roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.

•Amazon is moving forward with its plan to open a liquor store in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. According to local reports, the online retail giant has applied for a liquor license and intends to open a 200-square-foot location selling beer, wine, and spirits 8am to 4pm at 888 Tennessee Street. If the license is approved, Amazon would also be able to extend its Prime Now alcohol delivery service to the San Francisco area. Amazon is already delivering alcohol via Prime Now in a host of markets throughout the U.S., including key cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

•Louisville, Kentucky-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has announced Riding With The King, a new red wine barrel-finished brandy that pays tribute to Elvis Presley. The 54% abv brandy has matured for over five years and spent 29 months in King Estate Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre French oak barrels. The brandy is distilled entirely from Muscat de Alexandrie and is bottled non-chill filtered and without added flavors, colors, or boisé. Riding With The King will be available at Copper and Kings distillery and in select retail locations at around $65 a 750-ml.

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